This “milkshake” is Kula Baby’s new favorite summer treat.  He thinks he’s getting some sort of chocolate-flavored ice cream and I’m in no hurry to tell him otherwise.  This smoothie is a perfect blend of protein and sweet.  It’s also so refreshing on a warm summer day.  The ground flaxseeds offer brain-building omega 3s (remember to grind them just before adding to the smoothie) and the raw cacao powder provides a big helping of antioxidants.

And the best part…it ALMOST tastes like ice cream!  Enjoy!

Kula Baby’s Favorite Milkshake

1 cup milk (rice milk, nut milk, goat milk, etc.) (you can add more milk if you like a thinner consistency)

1 heaping tablespoon almond butter (try 2 tablespoons if you want extra protein!)

1 tablespoon chia seeds (full of omega-3 fats!)

1 tablespoon raw cacao powder

1 banana (we freeze our bananas for this but you can use unfrozen too)

1/4-1/2 cup ice

1 tablespoon protein powder (optional, but I like the added protein.  My favorite brand can be found here.)

dash of cinnamon (optional)


Place all ingredients in a blender and combine until smooth.  Taste it and feel free to add more of a certain ingredient if you like.  You can also try adding different combinations of fruit to change it up from time to time.

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